Alcohol and Other Drug Use among Rural Adolescents: Some Implications for Rural Drug-Programming

  • Bradley M. Larsen
  • Dale T. Krynak
  • Terry F. Pettyjohn


The drinking and other drug-taking behaviors among young people in society continues to be of major concern to adults. Although young people themselves may express an awareness of the drug usage situation among their peers, their perceptions are not often taken into consideration in drug programming efforts. In one form or another, we continually hear from media reports, criminal justice system personnel, school administrators, concerned citizens, social scientists, and treatment professionals that this use and abuse of chemical substances among adolescents is on the upswing.


Grade Level Seventh Grader Senior High School Student Rural Adolescent Occasional User 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bradley M. Larsen
    • 1
  • Dale T. Krynak
    • 1
  • Terry F. Pettyjohn
    • 2
  1. 1.Community Counseling Services, Inc.BucyvusUSA
  2. 2.Ohio State UniversityMarionUSA

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